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23 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730 (Main Street)
+1 941-365-1020
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We just stopped for drinks and desserts, but it was amazing. I've had hundreds of Expresso Martinis, but never one better. Not syrupy at all but light and delicious. Their Tiramisu is among the best. A little too much cinnamon in the cannoli for me. The bartender was efficient and very friendly. Got to try dinner here.

Thank Jeff W
Sarasota, Florida
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good and reliable mostly traditional Italian menu. Caring service. Very high noise level, both inside and outside. Their "outside" space is sort of enclosed by a tent-like structure. The wait staff are attentive in a friendly way. My one complaint, aside from the noise level, is a huge list of daily specials that is delivered verbally and without prices... More 

Thank IntlTravler
Ellenton, Florida
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142 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very large table, taking up most of the outdoor area. The evening was beautiful, the weather was perfect, the humidity was non-existent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and led us in the right direction on all counts. The wine was from their own cellar and was so good, additional bottles were ordered. The food was excellent. I... More 

Thank Creekstone4505
Sarasota, FL
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I just enjoyed the most amazing dinner. Everything was perfect. The service is the best we have had in Sarasota. We will definitely come back again soon.

Thank KnightH
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before you have dinner, you must stop by the bar for a drink. The bartender is a comedian! No, really, he is! He started our evening off with so much laughter and the best drinks! Dinner and service was superb. If you order the whole fish, your server will masterfully fillet it at the table - quite the skill and... More 

Thank Creedlex
Sarasota, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food and wine. besides the main room, they have 2 more private areas, and one of them looks like a wine cellar. Also as outside seating

Thank cristina s
Sarasota, Florida
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145 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good choices on a fairly standard Italian menu, average wine list combined with excellent service. The menu choices for our dinner were delicious and nicely presented. The branzino was done to perfection, as was the grouper and the traditional Spaghetti Bolognese. The after dinner limoncello was excellent, but pricey. All together a very nice evening with good friends.

Thank Carl0999
Hendersonville, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing, the bartender, Steve was extremely entertaining! We had a reservation, which seem to be a good thing on a Thursday night. Our only issue was once we sat down, we waited almost 15 min before anyone came over to get our cocktail order. Other than that, everything was great!

Thank Jane M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had high hopes of this restaurant having had many recommendations. When we arrived at 7pm all looked good as we were shown to a nice table outside in the clement weather. The live music was good if a bit too loud. We ordered our meal and sat. And sat. And sat. When we chased the waiter he said there... More 

Thank Wymlae
PHL, United States
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This was a first visit for us and a repeat for others. We were a party of 10. My appetizer was great. Grilled calamari and shrimp. Ummmmmmm. Dinner was grouper. I eliminated the parmigiana bread crumbs my date had them. Mine was 7/10 she was underwhelmed. The sautéed spinach was just right with oil and garlic. One of the specials... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-1020

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?